We guarantee that sourcing methods used for all of our specimen does not harm the species population or the environment.

Ensuring Sustainability: A Commitment to Ethical Sourcing of Wildlife Products

The ethical sourcing of wildlife products is not just a choice but a responsibility. At Oddities Inc., we take this responsibility seriously, we are licensed importers and ensure that every product we sell is sustainably sourced, and approved by regulatory bodies, to meet the highest standards of ethical conduct.

One of the cornerstones of our commitment to sustainability is our collaboration with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). All specimens featured in our collection are meticulously vetted and approved by the USFWS as sustainable. This guarantees that the sale of these items does not pose any threat to the species or their natural habitats.

Furthermore, we prioritize public health and safety by obtaining special permits from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These permits ensure that all wildlife specimens undergo proper treatment to render them safe for handling and sale.

At Oddities Inc., our dedication to sustainable and ethical sourcing is evident in every aspect of our operations. From partnering with regulatory agencies to implementing stringent inspection processes, we prioritize sustainability, integrity, and transparency.

Navigating the Distinction: Sustainable vs. Ethical Sourcing of Wildlife Specimens

When discussing wildlife conservation, two terms often emerge: sustainable and ethical sourcing. While they share common goals of promoting responsible practices, it’s essential to understand the nuances that differentiate them.

Sustainable sourcing focuses on the long-term viability of wildlife populations and ecosystems. When a specimen is sustainably sourced, it means that its acquisition does not deplete natural resources or compromise the ecological balance. This ensures that species can thrive in their habitats for generations to come.

On the other hand, ethical sourcing revolves around ensuring that the methods employed to acquire specimens do not perpetuate animal cruelty, environmental degradation, or the endangerment of species. This principle emphasizes humane treatment. However, it’s crucial to recognize that the term “ethical” is broad and can vary in interpretation, shaped by cultural, contextual, and individual perspectives.

It’s worth noting that ethical and sustainable sourcing are not mutually exclusive; they can complement each other to promote responsible conservation efforts. By recognizing the diverse reasons for animal acquisition, we can contribute to a more ethical and sustainable future for wildlife and the planet.